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[Full-disclosure] Secunia Research: HP OpenView Network Node Manager Multiple Vulnerabilities

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Date: Wed Jan 07 2009 - 11:43:22 GMT
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Secunia Research 07/01/2009 - HP OpenView Network Node Manager Multiple Vulnerabilities -
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Table of Contents Affected Software....................................................1 Severity.............................................................2 Vendor's Description of Software.....................................3 Description of Vulnerability.........................................4 Solution.............................................................5 Time Table...........................................................6 Credits..............................................................7 References...........................................................8 About Secunia........................................................9 Verification........................................................10
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1) Affected Software
  • HP OpenView Network Node Manager 7.51 with NNM_01168.

NOTE: Other versions may also be affected.



2) Severity

Rating: Moderately critical
Impact: System Access
Where: Local network



3) Vendor's Description of Software

"This software provides a vast amount of automation, including event correlation and automated monitoring of your network to improve the efficiency and productivity of your IT staff."

Product Link:
http://www.openview.hp.com/products/nnm/



4) Description of Vulnerability

Secunia Research has discovered vulnerabilities in HP OpenView Network Node Manager, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a vulnerable system.

  1. Various boundary errors in the OpenView5.exe CGI application when processing parameters can be exploited to cause stack-based buffer overflows via HTTP requests to the CGI application with overly long parameter strings.
  2. A boundary error in ov.dll can be exploited to cause a stack-based buffer overflow by e.g. sending a HTTP request to the OpenView5.exe CGI application with an overly long parameter string.
  3. A boundary error in the getcvdata.exe CGI application can be exploited to cause a stack-based buffer overflow by sending a HTTP request to the CGI application with an overly long parameter string.
  4. A boundary error in the ovlaunch.exe CGI application can be exploited to cause a stack-based buffer overflow by sending a HTTP request to the CGI application with an overly long parameter string.
  5. A boundary error in the Toolbar.exe CGI application can be exploited to cause a stack-based buffer overflow by sending a HTTP request to the CGI application with an overly long parameter string.
  6. A boundary error in the Toolbar.exe CGI application can be exploited to cause a stack-based buffer overflow by sending a HTTP request to the CGI application with an overly long parameter string.

Successful exploitation of the vulnerabilities allows execution of arbitrary code.



5) Solution

Restrict access to the affected CGI applications.

The vendor is reportedly working on fixes.



6) Time Table 07/01/2008 - Vendor notified. 07/01/2008 - Vendor response. 24/01/2008 - Status update requested. 24/01/2008 - Vendor response (division has been asked for an update). 20/02/2008 - Status update requested. 20/02/2008 - Vendor response (division has been asked for an update and claims that the product is unaffected by some of the reported vulnerabilities). 20/02/2008 - Vendor informed that latest version (7.51 with NNM_01168) is confirmed to be vulnerable. 20/02/2008 - Vendor response (additional information has been passed along to the division). 27/02/2008 - Vendor provides status update and acknowledges the reported vulnerabilities. 28/02/2008 - Additional information about two vulnerabilities provided to the vendor. 27/05/2008 - Status update requested. 27/05/2008 - Vendor response (division has been asked for an update). 07/11/2008 - Status update requested.
07/11/2008 - Vendor response (original SSRT has been split into three

             SSRTs and division has been asked for an update). 07/01/2009 - Public disclosure.



7) Credits

Discovered by JJ Reyes, Secunia Research.



8) References

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) project has assigned CVE-2008-0067 for the vulnerabilities.



9) About Secunia

Secunia offers vulnerability management solutions to corporate customers with verified and reliable vulnerability intelligence relevant to their specific system configuration:

http://secunia.com/advisories/business_solutions/

Secunia also provides a publicly accessible and comprehensive advisory database as a service to the security community and private individuals, who are interested in or concerned about IT-security.

http://secunia.com/advisories/

Secunia believes that it is important to support the community and to do active vulnerability research in order to aid improving the security and reliability of software in general:

http://secunia.com/secunia_research/

Secunia regularly hires new skilled team members. Check the URL below to see currently vacant positions:

http://secunia.com/corporate/jobs/

Secunia offers a FREE mailing list called Secunia Security Advisories:

http://secunia.com/advisories/mailing_lists/


  1. Verification

Please verify this advisory by visiting the Secunia website: http://secunia.com/secunia_research/2008-13/

Complete list of vulnerability reports published by Secunia Research: http://secunia.com/secunia_research/




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